This year, that climate guilt in the form of “flight shaming” set in. Many people started thinking hard about their own carbon footprints after climate activist Greta Thunberg made headlines by sailing to the large UN climate meetings in a solar-powered boat rather than flying to them and by taking trains to events around Europe. […]Continue Reading 475 words
According to the American Automobile Association, most people prefer to see the fall colors by taking a road trip by car. But as Mother Jones points out, there are lots of low-carbon alternatives. For example, in New York City there are trains to the upstate New York trail that only take an hour and […]Continue Reading 151 words
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This week we have been reporting on the impact millennials are having on environmental issues across society — so, which companies are poised to make the most of these attitudes? Forbes Magazine took a look at the “winners” and “losers” for millennial purchasers and found that fast casual restaurants are beating out fast food, casual and recyclable fashion companies are doing well because millennials want fewer and more versatile clothes that can go from home to office to gym (and these may be co-located), and companies that sell organic foods and products that reduce paper and plastic use and gadgets that promote the “sharing economy” and electric efficiency are all on the rise.Continue Reading 596 words
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A Swedish-based think tank is launching a new credit card in collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat and Mastercard that will give individuals a means to lower their carbon footprint the hard way. The credit card will cut off your spending — actually disapprove a transaction — because you have reached your carbon limit […]Continue Reading 150 words
The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is stepping down three years early to join the investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners, which focuses on investing in renewable power generation assets in developing countries, according to the Financial Times. News of his departure next week caught many in the financial world by surprise, but it also signals the growing importance and profitability of the development of green infrastructure.Continue Reading 374 words